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Indira Naidoo

Indira Naidoo has made the ultimate tree change – from nightly news broadcaster to unstoppable green thumb. Indira became a familiar face to many Australians during her news broadcasting stints in the 1990s on ABC TV and SBS, but in the years since, she’s turned her attention and talent to other matters close to her heart: gardening, food and sustainability. The author of two books, The Edible Balcony and The Edible City, Indira will discuss writing, cooking and the urban gardening movement.

In conversation with Louise Swinn, Indira might even be coaxed to share her recipe for pistachio pashmak.


Portrait of Indira Naidoo

Indira Naidoo

Indira Naidoo is one of Australia’s most popular broadcasters. During her 25-year award-winning journalistic career, Ms Naidoo has hosted and reported for some of the country’s most distinguished news and current affair programs.

Portrait of Louise Swinn

Louise Swinn

Louise Swinn is a writer, editor, publisher and reviewer. Her work appears regularly in the Age, the Australian and the Sydney Morning Herald.

Louise was one of the founders of Sleepers Publishing, the Small Press Network, and the Stella Prize.

Books and Ideas at Montalto

Why go postal when you can go coastal?

On seven Fridays throughout the year, from March to November, the Wheeler Centre brings the best of Australian writing to the Mornington Peninsula. Swap the hustle of the city for an unhurried, immersive look at the stories behind the stories – all while enjoying outstanding food and wine, fascinating company and the opportunity to hear from writers in an intimate and relaxed setting.

Share in Books and Ideas at Montalto – perfect for lovers of fine writing, good conversation and great wine.


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